Avocado Birmingham AL

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Western Supermarket
(205) 933-6220
2230 Highland Ave
Birmingham, AL
 
Aldi
428 Green Springs Highway
Homewood, AL
Store Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 7pm

Sam'S Club
(205) 941-3326
201 Lakeshore Parkway
Homewood, AL
Pharmacy #
(205)941-0376

Western Supermarket
(205) 655-1260
5960 Chalkville Rd
Birmingham, AL
 
Sheba Foods
(205) 786-7826
1116 Tuscaloosa Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL
 
Publix
(205) 944-1101
411 Green Springs Hwy
Homewood, AL
Pharmacy #
(205) 944-1112

Walmart Supercenter
(205) 945-8692
209 Lakeshore Parkway
Homewood, AL
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(205) 942-0977
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winn-Dixie
(205) 951-6768
4476 Montevallo Road
Birmingham, AL
Services / Departments
ATM, Floral, Deli, Bakery, Seafood, Fresh Meat, Pharmacy
Store Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Pharmacy #
205-951-9711
Pharmacy Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Western Supermarket
(205) 879-1746
2717 Culver Rd
Birmingham, AL
 
Publix
(205) 967-2188
3141 Overton Rd
Birmingham, AL
Pharmacy #
(205) 967-2315

The Health Benefits of Avocado

avocadoWhen summer is in full swing, it is hard to resist the temptation of fresh made guacamole . I’m a sucker for it. The wonderful combination of avocado, tomato, onion, salt and lime is like heaven in a dip. And, with avocado as its main ingredient, there are a lot of healthy reasons to dig in.

Avocados are native to climates where the temperature stays warm year round. Some say that it is the most nutritious fruit, as it contains protein , healthy fats , vitamins and minerals and a whopping dose of fiber . Here are some health benefits that avocados provide:

Heart Disease: A rich source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat, avocados reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Cancer Fighter: Avocados have been used in both the prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers . Scientists have determined that avocados contain a cancer fighting toxin. Anti-Aging: Rich in antioxidants , avocados fight free-radicals known to age our skin. Not only do they keep our skin healthy through ingestion, but avocados can be used topically to treat skin disorders. Sexual Healing: The word ‘avocado’ comes from the Aztecian word for testicle, ahuacatl. Apparently, the avocado was used as a sex stimulant an has been considered an aphrodisiac. Weight Loss: Because avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, they have the ability to suppress appetite. Also, avocados are high in fiber which slows digestion . The slower your digestion, the more likely you will feel satiated between meals. Because avocados are a nutrient rich food, providing 20 or so vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, you are eating high quality food…making you need less.

Nutrition Facts: Per 1/2 an avocado

Calories Fat Saturated Fat Polyunsaturated Fat Monounsaturated Fat Carbs Fiber Protein
138 12.7 gms 1.8 gms 1.6 gms 8.5 gms 7.4 gms 5.8 gms 1.7 gms

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